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Be honest. Are you a person living true to your heart *or* have you become a smaller, tamer, more timid version of yourself because of societal expectations?
Glennon Doyle has some feelings about this.
You see, Glennon met and fell in love with her now-wife, Abby Wambach, at a speaking event. And that was the first time she realized she could love someone outside of the narrow lane of humans she was trained to love.
Then, she had a choice to make. Would she deny her heart? Or would she trust that small voice inside, the untamed part of herself that existed outside of every conventional “rule” about sexuality, marriage, divorce, motherhood, and faith.
This choice prompted Glennon to quit being “good” so she could be free. That journey resulted in her spectacular new book, Untamed.Being human is not about feeling happy, it's about feeling everything. @GlennonDoyle Click To Tweet
As Glennon says, “I will not stay, not ever again, in a room or conversation or relationship or institution that requires me to abandon myself. When my body tells me the truth, I’ll believe it. I trust myself now, so I will no longer suffer voluntarily or silently or for long.”
Untamed is a work of art and, as you’ll hear in today’s conversation, it’s stunning, funny, and deeply empowering.
Glennon brings the same passion and fiery wit that turned her into a two-time New York Times bestselling author and made her book, Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club selection. It’s also what makes her such an effective activist and leader of the nonprofit, Together Rising.
If you ever feel like your desires don’t match what the world expects of you, this interview is a must-watch.
- 2:00 — The story of how Glennon fell in love with Abby.
- 5:08 — How Untamed broke all the conventional publishing rules.
- 15:35 — The Motherhood Myth that was harming both Glennon and her daughter.
- 21:15 — How polar bears helped Glennon accept her big feelings.
- 26:40 — Why heartbreak is the key to effective activism.
- 41:00 — What to do when people criticize your authenticity.
- 42:18 — Why we tend to dislike bold, confident women (and what to do about it!).
As someone who’s been “extra” her whole life, my body was giving me a huge YES throughout this entire conversation. I know it will do the same for you.
Now, Glennon and I would love you to know your response to this prompt: What is the truest, most beautiful story about your life that you can imagine? Tell us in the comments below!
Glennon and I really want you to answer this question because it has the power to change your life.
Share as much detail as possible in your reply. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration and your words may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough.
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Keep listening to your wild, untamed heart. All your quirks, contradictions and seemingly disparate sides — they are what makes you, YOU.
Remember, you are a one-time mega event in the Universe. Don’t waste it.
With all my love,